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Opinion

Sri Lanka’s poor unmoved by Australia’s new boat people policy

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As Australia’s new government launches tough measures to halt asylum seekers arriving on boats, some dirt-poor fishermen and their families half a world away in Sri Lanka seem undeterred.

Editorial - Tap the full potential of the feminine genius

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In the afterglow of Binara Full-moon Poya day which marks the inauguration of the Bhikhuni Sasana, the people and the Government of Sri Lanka need to reflect on the multitude of crises facing women who comprise the majority of our population and who need to play a much bigger role in the political

Syrian people crushed under pipeline and power politics

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The United States and its allies which seek a regime change in Syria might do well to take a close look at what is happening in Libya, which they ‘liberated’ from the clutches of dictatorship two years ago -- and at media and intelligence reports about life under the Taliban in Afghanistan.

scenic beauty and historical significance of Delft Island

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 V. Nadarajah (84) a retired Grama Seva Niladhari, a resident in Canada, returned to the Delft Island where he was born and raised. He landed in a sparsely populated island totally different to the one he had left which was bustling with activity. Despite the many changes that amazed him, he was particularly

Dilshan Boange’s Omunkashy- a complex and innovative novel

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It is interesting for a Professor of Writing in Sydney to encounter literature in English from another country in what we call the Commonwealth, but what used to be called the British Empire. Our relationship, then, is historically an intercolonial one. We come together through the English language.

The great Syrian deal

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One way of measuring the success of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry in forging a plan with Russia to rid Syria of chemical weapons is to think how the scenario would have been conducted if George W. Bush were still president.
He wouldn’t have taken the issue to Congress.

A fire at one end, a fool at the other - Editorial

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Substantial medical evidence is available today that whatever delusions may have been promoted in the past - such as smoking being a sign of masculinity – a smoker is a clear case of a fire at one end and a fool at the other.
Last year the World Health Organisation (WHO) which has launched an all-out campaign against tobacco smoking and marks the World No Tobacco Day on May 31 had an important theme – “Stop industry interference”.

‘Punchi Dambadiva’

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Nestled among the mist encrusted mountains of the Samanala range, a dome of the replica of India’s Bodhgaya comes into view as one gets closer to Kudawa, Ratganga area.

A CURSE IN THE MAKING

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November is the month of the Budget: possibly the penultimate/final budget before the presidential election likely to be announced any time between Christmas in 2014 and Sinhala/Tamil New Year in 2015;....

dR. Shirani Bandaranayake UNRUFFLED IN FACE OF FAIT ACCOMPLI

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The forty third Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake appeared in the Colombo Magistrate’s court this week when a case filed against her by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption was called for hearing in an unprecedented event in the annals of justice in the country.

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